The Tested Genuiness of Your Faith

1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, … Continue reading The Tested Genuiness of Your Faith

We Must Be People of Faith

Psalms 71:1-3 ESV “In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, … Continue reading We Must Be People of Faith

If They Persecuted Jesus, Then..

Matthew 20:17-19 ESV “And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and … Continue reading If They Persecuted Jesus, Then..

Satan’s Seeking Whom he May Devour

Ephesians 6:10-12 ESV “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic … Continue reading Satan’s Seeking Whom he May Devour

I Am Not Running Away

Jeremiah 17:15 ESV “Behold, they say to me, ‘Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come!’” Jeremiah was a prophet of God. He spoke the very words of God to the people. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to speak the words of the Lord to the people from the Scriptures, and … Continue reading I Am Not Running Away

Keep on Speaking the Truth

Acts 4:13 ESV “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” I love how this states that the religious rulers and elders in the temple of God recognized that Peter and John had … Continue reading Keep on Speaking the Truth

Holding Fast to the Word of Life

Philippians 2:14-18 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I … Continue reading Holding Fast to the Word of Life

Not Peace, a Sword

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV Jesus said: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies … Continue reading Not Peace, a Sword

Great Persecution Against the Church

Acts 8:1 ESV “And Saul approved of his execution.” Stephen was a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit who was chosen to be one of the first of seven deacons in the early church. And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. But he … Continue reading Great Persecution Against the Church

They Tried to Kill Me

Acts 26:19-20 ESV “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.” Paul’s and Our … Continue reading They Tried to Kill Me